So Money - Episode 406

Jeanette Pavini

Savings Expert at

Today’s guest is a two-time Emmy Award winning consumer reporter. Jeanette Pavini has completed more than 10,000 money-saving news stories. For eight years she was the chief consumer reporter for CBS 5 News in San Francisco and her money-saving segments became the backbone to her 30-minute consumer show, The Real Deal. Her Emmy nominated show ran for 10 years on both CBS and NBC and was a recipient of eight Press Club Awards for Best Program.Jeanette is frequently featured as a guest contributor for the TODAY Show and Hallmark Channel’s Home & Family Show. She also writes a column for the Wall Street Journal Sunday edition and MarketWatch, which offers readers money-saving advice and consumer protection tips. Now, Jeanette is a spokesperson and consumer saving expert for, a leader in online and printable offers and digital coupons.

Jeanette and I talk about how she got into this business and what prompted her to become a personal finance contributor and correspondent. We also talk about all the excitement around couponing. There’s good couponing, bad couponing, terrible couponing and she sets the record straight and talks about when it’s worth it to coupon and why we should all engage in a little bit of couponing. It’s not something that I really do, and if you listen to this show every day in my intro I talk about how you’re not going to learn about doubling your double coupons. That was actually my husband’s line that he made up and we’re not quite sure what it means but we thought it was funny. So none of that on this show, but today we do talk about the market that is couponing and Jeanette’s thoughts on the matter.

If you’d like to learn more about Jeanette, visit her website or follow her on Twitter @JeanettePavini.

One of my favorite quotes from the interview: “Cash is king. If you spend with cash & save your cash, you’ll be in a great financial position.” – Click To Tweet

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